Learning Disability- Health and Social Care


Aims of course:

Used by over 100,000 people worldwide, Makaton provides an adaptable method of effective communication for staff and service users alike. Ranging from Level 1 to Level 4 (Stage 1 to 8), our Makaton course caters to any skill level.

  • To explore the origins and benefits of Makaton.

  • To understand how Makaton can be adapted for the needs of the individual.

  • To learn and demonstrate the signs and symbols that are included in each stage of Makaton.

  • To be able to effectively share information with another person using Makaton as primary means of communication.

  • To discover the available tools and resources that can be used alongside Makaton.

  • To have the confidence to progress onto the next stage / level of Makaton.


6 hours teaching (7 Hour day to include breaks).

Number of participants

12 Participants per booking.

Suitable for

Care staff, Supporters, Volunteers, Family, Professionals.